You know you’re going to college, you’ve filed your FAFSA, applied to colleges and universities, and now you’re getting financial aid award letters.
Since there is no standard format that colleges have to follow, it can be difficult to decode your award letters. Despite how varied these letters initially appear, they all contain the same information. It’s just a matter of knowing what to look for and what it all means.
These resources provide clear and concise information in a variety of presentations that will help you understand different aspects of your award letters.
Now that you’ve looked through the articles, infographics, and videos here, you’re practically an expert on reading financial aid award letters. Explore the rest of YesCollege to prepare for the other aspects of college that you’ll encounter.
Scott Hawksworth is YesCollege.com's founder and editor. He writes with a focus on the challenges faced by students entering higher education, with an eye to making our readers aware of the pitfalls and opportunities that await all would-be graduates. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.